Back in 1957, Elvis Presley dated Miss Nevada Joan Adams, however, the model admitted he wasn’t really her type and turned down his advances at first. The pair would later work together when in 1969 The King signed a contract for a Las Vegas residency at the International Hotel with its president Alex Shoofey and his wife Joanie Shoofey (née Adams). Two years after Elvis’ death, Joanie was reported as saying that the King was the “world’s worst kisser” in an interview with The Valley Times Volume 35, Number 111 published on August 3, 1979.
However, in a new interview, Joanie has clarified that this was merely her being funny.
Speaking with Elvis expert Billy Stallings Spa Guy on his YouTube channel, the 83-year-old revealed she only gave the interview to dispel the rumours that she had sex with the King.
The former Miss Nevada said: “I did that because everybody thought I went to bed with him.
“So they were asking me about that kind of thing.”
Elvis Presley ex speaks on King being ‘world’s WORST kisser’ claim – ‘He was pretty good’
Joanie continued: “And I said, ‘Are you kidding me? He couldn’t even kiss well, why would I do anything else?’
“[I] was being funny. I didn’t mean that because after I got through with him, he was pretty good.
“I’m a good teacher. He wasn’t a bad kisser.
“I just said that to be funny.”
Joanie’s interview with The Valley Times, framed at her home
Elvis with Marlyn Mason
Meanwhile, an Elvis biopic is the works for release late next year.
The new movie stars Austin Butler as the King and Tom Hanks as manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Director Baz Luhrmann was at the rehearsal stage with the cast and crew in Australia when Hanks was diagnosed with coronavirus.
Production has been shut down ever since, but Hanks says filming may resume in October.
Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock movie script first draft REVEALED [JAILHOUSE ROCK]
Elvis Presley: Graceland celebrates 38th anniversary with NEW video [GRACELAND]
Elvis Presley movie: Colonel Parker star Tom Hanks gives EXCITING news [MOVIE]
Speaking with The Sydney Morning Herald, the 63-year-old said: “We are part of an entire industry and art form and business of cinema that is trying to reconcile how to go on.
“There is certainly a plan and a desire from the studio’s perspective and from everybody else involved in the movie to figure out a way to make it happen.”
The actor showed his thumb and index finger almost touching and said: “We were this far away from starting shooting.”
Hanks went on to point out that having tested positive on a Tuesday and isolated on a Wednesday, it was the following Monday that filming was set to begin.
According to Warner Bros, the biopic will follow Elvis’s life over 20 years from the fifties to the seventies.
This will include “Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America.”
And perhaps the movie will shoot at the real Graceland? It would certainly make sense to shoot there since Elvis’ house is so well preserved.
The untitled Elvis movie will hit UK cinemas on November 5, 2021.